What We Liked: Great vocals, lyrics, instrumentation
Pop/Soul/World Music artist Natanael comes to the music world from Stockholm Sweden with an intoxicating and eclectic style of music. On his single “With You,” Natanael surprises with an authentic, soulful Reggae song about love and being in love. His smooth, soulful voice and romantic lyrics brings the listener to a happy, mellow place that they don’t want to leave too soon.
It’s hard to believe Natanael is not a native of the islands with how perfectly this Reggae song is composed. The instrumentation, vocals, and back-up singers all flow together to produce a spot on song. Natanael has a very nice smooth, mellow voice with a rich tone to it. The backing instrumentation is tight– with great guitars and percussion. The back-up singers perfectly complement Natanael’s smooth vocals. The call and response technique between Natanael and the back-up singers is also very effective, and is refreshing to hear this day and age in music. The lyrics are romantic– Natanael sings about the love of his life, and how he is crazy about her. It’s a very sweet song about true love. The track is upbeat, catchy, and gets your head bobbing. It’s also very radio friendly and would do well on the charts. It’s not like anything out there right now, and its uniqueness would work in its favor.
Natanael is a very talented musician that puts out great world music that sounds authentic and awesome. His song “It’s You” showcases his great singing voice and his ear for creating great Reggae music. The song is like a ray of sunshine– upbeat, happy feel-good lyrics, and a mellow island vibe. It’s a very catchy and infectious song, and sticks in your head. It’s almost sad when the song ends, and leaves the listener wanting more. Hopefully we will be hearing a lot more from this talented artist!